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Asian Geographic JUNIOR Issue 2 - 2016

In ASIAN Geographic Junior's "Living Legends" we take you on a journey of exploration through Asia's incredible cultural legacies; from ancient lost civilisations that mysteriously disappeared to ground-breaking inventions that have shaped the world as we know it today. Find out how to become a black-belt master of Kung Fu, let your mind soar with dragons, or discover the Asian monks that have gained real-life superpowers. With a mix of fantastic stories, activities and of course, never ending fun - we're about to explore Asia's exciting and enduring heritage in a way that's never been done before.

Country:
Singapore
Language:
English
Publisher:
Asian Geographic Magazines Pte Ltd
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awards 2015

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opening lines

“There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.” – Marshall McLuhan “Every aspect of our lives is, in a sense, a vote for the kind of world we want to live in.” – Frances Moore Lappé “There is sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.” – Mahatma Gandhi “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” – David Brower “We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.” – Barbara Ward “A nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt “Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived.” – Sidney…

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editor’s note

Hello boys and girls! Remember the green mantra, “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”? It is often repeated in schools, on posters and you’ll no doubt hear these two buzzwords time and again: climate change. In this issue, you’ll not only read about the different climate zones in the world (p.36) or the creatures who adapt quickly to changing climates (p.22), but we’ll also check out some of the craziest objects ever invented (p.40), one which includes recycled cow dung (p.28) – all in the name of saving the environment and reducing waste! Climate change may seem huge and daunting, but it all simply boils down to caring for our environment and doing every bit we can to protect our planet from disaster. What can I do, you may ask? I am one person in a…

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I’m a parent and I love your magazine. Our favourite sections are Amazing Animals, Super Science, History Hunt and Laugh Out Loud. The only suggestion that I have is to have more nature topics, such as Asian animals, insects, the environment and geology. Otherwise, your content is excellent and my grandchildren (and I) love it. Dr. Duane Ebnet, USA I’m a parent and my kids are in Lower Primary between seven to nine years old. I find the content relevant and the English appropriate for their age group. Our favourite sections are History Hunt, Amazing Animals, Wiki Junior, Art Attack and Laugh out Loud. We would like to see more themes around nature to educate our kids to appreciate them. Sharon, Singapore I’m a parent and I love the photographs in the magazine –…

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did you know?

From 2000 to 2012, Indonesia lost six million hectares of primary forest – that’s roughly the size of Sri Lanka! If climate change continues, every one in six of our planet’s current species will eventually become extinct Extreme weather events that used to happen once every 25 years now happen in 15 years due to climate change Cities cover 2% of Earth’s area but they account for 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions The 2015 Indonesian forest fires produced over 600 million tonnes of greenhouse gases – that’s equivalent to Germany’s entire annual output More than one million plastic bags are used every minute (it takes 450 to 1000 years for plastic to degrade) One million sea birds and 100,000 marine animals are killed annually by plastic in our oceans Rising sea levels could displace 18 million…

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calendar

SONGKRAN 13–15 APRIL Derived from the Sanskrit word sankranti, meaning transformation or change, Songkran rings in the Thai New Year. This holiday is renowned for water throwing, which is associated with purification, new beginnings and fertility. Despite being a local festival, foreigners certainly don’t miss out – half a million tourists took part in 2015! KUMBH MELA 22 APRIL India This mass Hindu pilgrimage, celebrated in four places throughout India, is held once ever y twelve years. Pilgrims gather and bathe in a sacred river to cleanse themselves of sin. In Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, this occurs on the bank of the Shipra River. With millions of participants, kumbh melas are considered the largest peaceful gatherings in the world. HUE FESTIVAL 29 APRIL – 3 MAY Vietnam This bi-annual festival honours the cultural heritage of Vietnam’s former capital city, Hue.…

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